I want to walk up to you
and say the night has legs
like blue machines humming,

I want to roll over you in a barrel
and survive, to build you a
noodle factory where workers

spin to birdsong, I want to live
under your skirt where the sky
is pure and without television,

I want to plant my flag on your moon
to wave in your rampant eyes
and walk down the boulevard

sliding my fingers down
over your rump staking my claim,
I want to breathe in

the air you breathe out,
to be animal to yours
sweating in the night

teeth bared, oblivious,
faster than light.

Let me introduce myself.

by Ray Freed

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